Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced that it has joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) to expand adoption of its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology in aerospace and other sectors.
Headquartered at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, ADAPT is an industry-academia consortium that advances data informatics and characterization technologies to Optimize processes, materials, and parts for Additive. A barrier to AM process qualification that ADAPT is excited to work on, in collaboration with Sciaky, is the lack of fundamental understanding about how the process variables effect material microstructure and final part properties.
Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8 in. (203 mm) to 19 ft (5.79 m) in length. EBAM is a fast deposition process in the metal additive manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from seven to 25 lb. (3.18 to 11.34 kg) of metal per hour. EBAM brings quality and control together with IRISS – the Interlayer Real-time Imaging and Sensing System, which is a real-time adaptive control system that can sense and digitally self-adjust metal deposition with precision and repeatability. This closed-loop control is the primary reason that Sciaky’s EBAM 3D printing process delivers consistent part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry, from the first part to the last.
Sciaky’s EBAM is approved for land, sea, air, and space applications.